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Evolution of Nurse Educators

What were the skills required of nurse educators yesterday, what are they today, and what will they be tomorrow?

Though nursing has long been a forward-thinking profession, there is much value in looking to the past to better build for the future. Examining societal, political, and global trends allows nurse educators to develop programs that will meet the needs of their future learners. In addition, taking time to consider the volatility of the economic landscape, as well as the swift changes brought on by technology and medical informatics, nurse educators can better prepare themselves to teach students, staff, and patients.

In this Discussion, you creatively and critically explore the evolution of nursing education and thus the evolving role of the nurse educator.


To prepare:

·         Review Chapter 1, “History of Nursing Education in the United States” in the Keating course text. How has the nursing profession evolved in response to societal, economic, political, and technological factors? How has this evolution directly impacted the role of the nurse educator?

·         Review Chapter 20, “Issues and Challenges for Nurse Educators” also in the Keating text. Consider how the issues and challenges of today’s nurse educators differ from those of past nursing educators. Then, imagine the issues and challenges that might arise for tomorrow’s nurse educators in both clinical and academic settings.

·         Explore the website “Creative Writing Now” to review the parameters for writing a haiku. With this information in mind, write a haiku using the following questions as a guide:

o    If the first line of the haiku represented the roles of past nurse educators, what five-syllable description would you create?

o    If the second line represented the roles of today’s nurse educators, what seven-syllable description would you create?

o    If the third line represented the roles of tomorrow’s nurse educators, what five-syllable description would you create?


Questions to be addressed in my paper:


1.      An original haiku that portrays your perspective on the evolving role of nurse educators.

2.      Provide rationale for each line of your poem by citing examples related to the changing landscape of nursing education.

3.      Summary with Conclusion




1)      1-2 pages (addressing the 3 questions above excluding the title page and reference page).

2)      Kindly follow APA format for the citation and references! References should be between the period of 2011 and 2016. Please utilize the references at least three below as much as possible and the rest from yours.

3)     Make headings for each question.





Flood, M. E. (2011). Best-laid plans: A century of nursing curricula. In S. B. Keating (Ed.), Curriculum development and evaluation in nursing (2nd ed., pp. 5–32). New York, NY: Springer.


Chapter 1 gives an overview of the history of nursing education from the late 1800s to present day. Pivotal moments are discussed at length, as well as the evolution of accreditation requirements, baccalaureate education, associate degree programs, master’s programs, and doctoral programs.

Ruchala, P. L. (2011). Curriculum development and approval processes in changing educational environments. In S. B. Keating (Ed.), Curriculum development and evaluation in nursing (2nd ed., pp. 33–45). New York, NY: Springer.


Chapter 2 highlights the complex issues related to curriculum development and curriculum redesign. The impact of regulatory and accreditation agencies is also discussed.

Keating, S. B. (Ed.). (2015). Curriculum development and evaluation in nursing (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

  • Chapter 1, “History of Nursing Education in the United States”
  • Chapter 20, “Issues and Challenges for Nurse Educators” (pp. 437-463)


Similar to a textbook summary, Chapter 20 revisits each chapter of the text to pinpoint various issues and challenges nurse educators should be cognizant of. Sample curriculum designs are also presented.


Creative Writing Now. (2010). How to write a haiku poem: Haiku examples and tips. Retrieved from http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-haiku.html


This website gives the definition for and examples of haiku poems. Use this page as a resource for creating your own haiku in this week’s Discussion.


Required Media


Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012c). Requirements through the years. Baltimore, MD: Author. 


This week’s media illustrates the evolution of nursing education.


Optional Resources


Davida, M. (2012). History of nursing education: In our past, lies our future. Retrieved from http://nursingeducationhistory.org/

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